Uber pulls up in Sharjah with added safety measures

Expect enhanced safety features to help everyone involved stay healthy
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Uber pulls up in Sharjah with added safety measures
Chanel Cruise collection 2019 shot on location at Al Faya Lodge in Sharjah

Uber has launched its services in Sharjah. Passengers can use UberSelect, its most affordable service that provides a transparent and reliable experience.

At this critical time, the corporation is committed to investing in the region's growth potential and creating additional earning opportunities for drivers who unfortunately might otherwise be struggling financially.

Rifad Mahasneh, GM for the GCC & Levant at Uber Mena, explains, "COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges, but as we work towards accelerating recovery, we're focusing on our strengths - offering safe, reliable, and affordable mobility solutions and investing in securing the livelihoods of drivers by creating additional earning opportunities."

The spokesperson continues, "The UAE is committed to driving urban mobility and leading smart cities of the future, and we believe we have an important role to play in facilitating this vision, advancing the mobility system, and ultimately improving people's quality of life."

Not to worry, though, as Uber has rolled out enhanced safety features, including mandating masks to be worn by both drivers and passengers, and offering them the flebility to cancel a ride without incurring a penalty, if someone is not wearing a mask.

Drivers will have to regularly sanitise the car and make hand sanitiser readily available for riders and, on the other side, riders are required to wash their hands before getting in the car, sit in the backseat and not only ride with the maximum allowed number of people.

The launch represents another step in Uber's journey towards creating an ecosystem where as many people as possible can get around safely and easily.

Photos: Chanel Artistic Director Virginie Viard's Cruise Collection 2019 Photographer: Filip Koludrovic  Fashion Director: Jade Chilton  Hair: Joeri Rouffa Make-up: Toni Malt at Thing By People  Model Stephanie at MMG models. With thanks to Al Faya Lodge at Myskhotels.com.